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Obituary Archive
Local Obits for Sun. Nov 12th, 2017

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Molly Kent Maliszewski, age 96 of Winder, GA passed away on November 12, 2017 at High Shoals Health & Rehab due to respiratory failure while she was a resident. Molly was born ...

Gwinnett

Constance R. “Connie” McCarron, age 75, of Buford, GA passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Mrs. McCarron is survived by her husband of fifty years, Bill McCarron, ...

Hall

Brenda Ann Gardner Gee, 68, Gainesville
          Brenda Ann Gardner Gee, age 69 of Gainesville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Funeral serv ...
Jerry Frank Head, 74, Lula
Jerry Frank Head, age 74 of Lula, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Head was born on July 28, 1943, in Lula, Georgia, to the late Clifford and Cur ...
Mr. Herbert Jackie “Jack” Segars, age 83, of Gillsville, Ga., passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. Funeral ...

Jackson

Roger Fricks, 87, Commerce
Mr. Roger Fricks, age 87, of Commerce died Sunday, November 12, 2017 at Hartwell Health and Rehab Center.  Mr. Fricks was born in Commerce to the late, George and Gladys Starr ...

Lumpkin

Jerry D. Ayers, 74, Dahlonega
Jerry D. Ayers, age 74, of Lumpkin County passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017 following a brief illness. He was loved by all, and was such a server who was always willing to l ...

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  Baby Miguel Efrain Perez-Rodriguez, of Cleveland, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Baby Miguel was born on October 29, 2017, in Gainesville, Georgi ...
Mary Margaret Turner, 72, Cleveland
    Mary Margaret Turner, age 72 of Cleveland, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Ms. Turner was born on August 20, 1945, in White County, to the late T ...
Speedway Motorsports founder Bruton Smith dies at 95
O. Bruton Smith, who emerged from North Carolina farm country and parlayed his love of motorsports into a Hall of Fame career as one of the biggest track owners...
Gainesville businessman James Simpson dies at 77, truck parade to be held in his honor
Gainesville businessman James Simpson, the force behind Simpson Trucking & Grading, Inc. in Gainesville, will be remembered in a funeral service Friday, Dec. 17 at Hopewell Baptist Church.
Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Bud Lunsford passes away
Legendary Georgia racer and hall of famer Bud Lunsford of Gainesville passed away on Monday at the age of 86. Lunsford, a member of both the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame...
Frank Williams, founder of Formula One team, dies at 79
Sir Frank Williams, the founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died. He was 79. Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers’ and constructors’ world championships, while becoming the longest-serving team boss in the sport’s history.
Prince, poultry pioneer, dies at 93
Jack Prince of Gainesville, the man who invented the chicken deboning machine, has died at the age of 93.
Former NASCAR driver Townley killed in shooting in Athens
A former NASCAR driver was killed Saturday in a shooting in Georgia that also wounded a woman, investigators said. John Wes Townley, 31, died in the shooting in a neighborhood...
Former Hall County School Superintendent Doug Winters dies at 82
Dr. Douglas Harry Winters, a former superintendent for the Hall County School District, died Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the age of 82.
Former CDC official from Gainesville dies at age 69
Gainesville native Dr. Thomas Weston Hodge III, the former Director of Immunogenetics at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, died July 31 in St. Simon's Island, Ga.